Category Archives: WoGE

Where on Google Earth #389

Where on Google Earth #389. Click to embiggen.

Some time ago already, I found Luis Filipe Miguel's WoGE 388, a nice alluvial fan at lake Alaköl in Kazakhstan. After that I was away for some days, and now everybody is hungry for a new challenge, so here it is. If you want to know what WoGE is, see below the fold. Previous WoGEs […]

Where on Google Earth #383

Where on Google Earth #383. Click to embiggen.

For the second time now, I found a WoGE by Ole Tjugen. Number 382 was – at first – a rather obvious piece of Swedish coast, but I didn’t realise the significance of this specific spot. Ole’s hint was too subtle for me, so he had to prod me into the right direction – the […]

Where on Google Earth #381

Where on Google Earth #381

For some time now, I started again with “Where on Google Earth“, with little success, however. (For a description what WoGE is, see below the fold. Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file.) But now, together with my friend Frank (known in the WoGE Archean as “pl”), I found […]

Where on Google Earth #336

Where on Google Earth #336

I was able to find the last WoGE by Felix Bossert rather quickly. (I explained why in the comments there.) For a description what WoGE is, see below the fold. Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file. Now I may come up with a new puzzle. Again I try […]

Where on Google Earth #332

Where on Google Earth #332

For quite some time, I always was too slow to solve the WoGE puzzles, if I even managed to give a try at all. (For a description what WoGE is, see below the fold. Previous WoGEs are collected on Felix Bossert's blog and in Ron Schott's KML.) Matthew's WoGE 331 was rather difficult, especially since […]

Where on Google Earth #274

WoGE 274

It seems I'm back on track with playing WoGE, although not always successful. (For a description what this is, see below the fold. Previous WoGEs are collected on Felix Bossert's blog and in Ron Schott's KML.) But this time I was lucky and found Felix Bossert's remake of WoGE 122, a close-up view of dunes […]

Where on Google Earth #270

Where on Google Earth #270.

For several months now I didn't get round to try solving WoGE puzzles (For a description what this is, see below the fold. Previous WoGEs are collected on Felix Bossert's blog and in Ron Schott's KML.) or was just too slow to find the current page on the web (and the location, of course). Now […]

Where on Google Earth #207

Where on Google Earth #207.

Quite exactly half a year after my last WoGE win, I finally managed to find one again: in the last WoGE, Simon (hosted by Jeromes Blog) has shown the mountain Tronfjell, a nice gabbro intrusion in the Norwegian Caledonides. I'd like to present a rather younger feature:

Where on Google Earth #178

A snowy place as WoGE for Christmas season.

Dominion on her/his blog “The Couloir Times” has shown a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains where she/he grew up as WoGE #177. Just in time before Christmas, I'd like to present the new snowy/icy WoGE #178:

Where on Google Earth #174

Where on Google Earth #174. The keyword is “hole”

David of Cryology and Co. has pulled us firmly into the Quaternary with the climate sequence from the Lac du Bouchet (some additional info about is in David's follow-up post). Here's my new WoGE picture. I hope to attract some new players (or reactivate the old ones), so I choose something not too difficult.

Where on Google Earth #172

Where on Google Earth #172. The keyword is “Magnesium&lrquo;

Again, Péter's WoGE took quite some time to solve. (Or was just nobody interested?) He also suggested another twist to the game: the location should be connected to the previous one by some common concept, or “keyword”. His keyword was “type locality” – of komatiite, as it turned out. This prevented some of my nastier […]

Where on Google Earth #143

WoGE 143

In what might be one of the hardest (at least longest-unsolved) WoGE puzzles, Péter has given a nice insight into Precambrian/Proterozoic parts of the South American Platform. This made me realise that I know embarassingly little about that continent – basically nothing except the Andes. Hopefully people didn't completely give up on WoGE after that […]

Where on Google Earth #141

WoGE 141

Ron Schott's WoGE had a nice drainage pattern in the Atacama Desert. But now for something completely different:

Where on Google Earth #135

WoGE 135

One more cycle of back-and-forth between Péter and me. After his nice patterns of the meanders of the Paraná river and my rather poor explanation thereof, it's time for a trip to the sea:

Where on Google Earth #133

WoGE 133

After the beautiful but hard to find WoGE 132 by Péter Luffi, I have one that might be a bit simpler. I guess so at least.

Where on Google Earth #131

WoGE 131

It seems that WoGE wants to oscillate between the Lost Geologist and me. I hope this is unsedimentary enough for him:

Where on Google Earth #129

WoGE 129

To the Lost Geologist's surprise, I rather quickly found his WoGE 128. Admittedly, due to a bit of luck and being inspired by travelling through the Harz just some days earlier… For today's WoGE, I tried to find something less German, and after some zooming around I came across this nice-looking feature (part of which seems […]

Where on (Google) Earth #95

WoGE 95

pl solved Where on (Google) Earth #94. He does not have his own Blog, so he asked me to host an image for him on my site.